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Apparatus to Control the Total Energy Flux into the Top Ingot Surface During Vacuum Arc Remelting Processes

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A Vacuum Arc Remelting controller apparatus wherein process control is accomplished primarily through control of pool power. Pool power being defined as the total energy flux into a top ingot surface of the VAR ingot. The controller apparatus of the present invention comprises a controller computer that transmits commands to the host furnance through an ethernet connection.
Williamson, Rodney L. (Albuquerque, NM), Melgaard, David K. (Albuquerque, NM), Beaman, Joseph J. (Austin, TX)
14/ 666,378
March 24, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0002] The United States Government has rights to this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.